HK’s accelerators are driving the city’s rolling growth: Brinc, Infiniti and Blueprint

Anna O'Hare
Published on March 31, 2016
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  RISE is hitting Hong Kong on May 31-June 2. World-leading CEOs and founders will mix with the most promising startups from across the globe for three days of legendary networking. Making Hong Kong our home has been great for us – it’s a real startup city. It wouldn’t be the place it is without the help of these guys. Check out three of Hong Kong’s accelerators supporting the thriving startup ecosystem.

Blueprint

emer2 (2) Blueprint opened it’s doors early last year and it aims to carve out a place for B2B startups. Blueprint promises to be “an accelerator with no strings attached”. Their startups pay neither fees nor equity to join the six-month programme and get to work at a 10,000 square foot space free of charge. Selected companied get to work with 70 mentors from companies like Uber, Tesla, and Lenovo. Blue Sky Energy Technology was one of Blueprint’s first round of startups, they combine a hardware device and a dashboard for businesses to track and manage energy usage.

Brinc

  emer1 (3) Co-founder Manav Gupta speaks to reporters at the Brinc accelerator space, located at PMQ in Hong Kong (photo credit: Masaki Masuda, Techwave.jp) Brinc is an investment fund and acceleration platform built specifically to support a new generation of IoT entrepreneurs. They have ten current investments in and out of their PMQ headquarters in Sheung Wan, which has slowly become the IoT epicentre for foreign startups in Hong Kong. Glassy Pro is one of Brinc’s portfolio companies They launched their first wearable – Glassy Zone – on Indiegogo, last year. This is one to watch out for in 2016.  
Brinc – World’s First Integrated IoT Platform.

Infiniti

Meet the founders of the Infiniti accelerator program. The Infiniti Accelerator, driven by Nest, is a 12-week programme run by a full-time, dedicated team. They select up to eight startups to come to Hong Kong to accelerate their Smart Cities/IoT businesses. One of Infiniti’s accelerator’s startups BlockDox, is a platform to enhance building management with real-time and predictive intelligence using IoT. The team have been named “Digital Innovation of The Year” at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards. Join tech’s most influential startups at RISE. Apply to ALPHA.